Wikipedia talk:Using JAWS

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This Stub[edit]

This stub is built by a sighted user who knows someone using JAWS to navigate Wikipedia. Jeepday 19:52, 24 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi, just out of curiosity, I clicked on the Wikipedia:Using JAWS link on the main help page. Unless I'm missing something, would it not be better to have a brief explanation at the top of this page of what steps are necessary first to get JAWS to work? I also found the "Quick reference guide" very confusing: "Jump to search box = Alt + F, Then hit "enter" for forms mode then type your word(s) and hit "enter" on your keyboard. JAWS should start reading the main article (If you jumped to an article).". Maybe I'm using the wrong browser (ALT+F), or as I said I have missed something like installing some extra software... However, if I was wanting to help somebody use JAWS to access Wikipedia, I would not be much wiser at this point. This is a shame as this looks as if it's really worthwhile. I hope these comments are taken in the spirit in which they were intended: an honest attempt to help. Regrads Davidelit (talk) 03:41, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Do you mean getting JAWS to work as in installing it and getting it to speak? That is covered in the JAWS help files. This guide was written assuming a reasonable knowledge of how JAWS works ... perhaps it should be simplified? I'll add an external link to another Wikipedia tutorial I just found ... it also contains a few more basic JAWS tutorials. Graham87 06:17, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
If alt-f doesn't work to get to the search field, how about alt+shift+f? That works with Mozilla Firefox. Graham87 06:20, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

JAWS on Firefox[edit]

I suggest to add the shortcuts for Firefox, IE's one +shift.Naiveandsilly (talk) 13:23, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

I've added a short note to this effect. Graham87 15:15, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Is this page OK?[edit]

Hi Graham, do you know if this page still contains relevant advice? Are there other guides or interesting content that a group of people with an interest on accessibility would want to look at and/or work further on (for example, translate into a different language), if they were to do something meaningful about accessibility now? Thanks! --Elitre (talk) 18:36, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

@Elitre: It's rather out-of-date; the first external link is better these days. Graham87 02:45, 25 October 2017 (UTC)